The school year is back in full swing and TFP Student Action is ready to face another season of discussions, protests and events. With this in mind, the group organized an informal weekend event, from November 3-5 for around ten of its closer student friends, to discuss current events from the perspective of Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira’s book, Revolution and Counter-Revolution.
The event began Friday night with a dinner of homemade pizza and beer. As the students settled down from their travels, they enjoyed each other’s company in the type of wholesome ambience that has become foreign to many colleges and universities.
After singing the Creed and having breakfast on Saturday morning, the students broke up into two groups: one visited the nearby shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, while the rest faced off for a three-hour paintball match.
Next, TFP vice-president John Horvat gave a lecture in which he sustained that the basic notions of Revolution and Counter-Revolution are so evident, that even those who have never read the book have a general understanding of its message.
Before dinner, TFP senior researcher Luiz Solimeo gave a two-hour presentation on the historic origins and philosophy of Islam. In it, Mr. Solimeo challenged many historic beliefs about the birth of Islam that are widely taken for granted.
After a Sunday morning High Mass in Harrisburg, guest speaker Mr. Ben Douglas gave a presentation titled: “Rationalism and Rebellion,” in which he discussed the exegetical ploys used by those who attempt to justify heretical beliefs using Sacred Scripture.
America Needs Fatima director Robert Ritchie presented the final meeting about the glories of a coming rebirth of Christian civilization, which Saint Louis de Montfort called the “Reign of Mary.”
The program officially closed with a banquet, band presentation and skit organized by students of the TFP-staffed St. Louis de Montfort Academy. After dinner, students began their long drives home, physically tired from a full weekend of activities, but spiritually rejuvenated and ready to face the struggles that make up life for Catholic students on our increasingly depraved campuses.